Throwback Thursday: Bridget Jones’s Diary

It’s Throwback Thursday! Twenty-five years ago this month, Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding was first published.

Bridget Jones’s Diary is the devastatingly self-aware, laugh-out-loud account of a year in the life of a thirty-something Singleton on a permanent doomed …


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Throwback Thursday: Reading in the Dark

It’s Throwback Thursday! Twenty-five years ago this month, Reading in the Dark by Seamus Deanet was first published.

Seamus Deane’s first novel is a mesmerizing story of childhood set against the violence of Northern Ireland in the 1940s and 1950s.…


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Throwback Thursday: Angela’s Ashes

It’s Throwback Thursday! Twenty-five years ago this month, Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt was first published.

“When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all. It was, of course, a miserable childhood: the …


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Throwback Thursday: Neverwhere

It’s Throwback Thursday! Twenty-five years ago this month, Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman was first published.

Neil Gaiman’s darkly hypnotic first novel, Neverwhere, heralded the arrival of a major talent and became a touchstone of urban fantasy. It is the …


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Throwback Thursday: It

It’s Throwback Thursday! Twenty-five years ago this month, It by Stephen King was first published.

It’s a place as hauntingly familiar as your own hometown. Only in Derry, the haunting is real.

In 1958, the small town of Derry, Maine, …


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Throwback Thursday: Manhattan Nocturne

It’s Throwback Thursday! Twenty-five years ago this month, Manhattan Nocturne by Colin Harrison was first published.

Porter Wren is a Manhattan tabloid writer with an appetite for scandal. On the beat he sells murder, tragedy, and anything that passes for …


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Throwback Thursday: Alias Grace

It’s Throwback Thursday! Twenty-five years ago this month, Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood was first published.

In Alias Grace, the bestselling author of The Handmaid’s Tale takes readers into the life of one of the most notorious women of …


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Throwback Thursday: Life of Pi

It’s Throwback Thursday! Twenty-five years ago this month, Life of Pi by Yann Martel was first published.

The son of a zookeeper, Pi Patel has an encyclopedic knowledge of animal behavior and a fervent love of stories. When Pi is …


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Throwback Thursday: Desperation

It’s Throwback Thursday! Twenty-five years ago this month, Desperation by Stephen King was first published.

Stephen King’s #1 national bestseller about a little mining town, Desperation, that many will enter on their way to somewhere else. But getting out is …


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Throwback Thursday: Fight Club

It’s Throwback Thursday! Twenty-five years ago this month, Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk was first published.

The first rule about fight club is you don’t talk about fight club.

Chuck Palahniuk showed himself to be his generation’s most visionary satirist …


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Throwback Thursday: A Game of Thrones

It’s Throwback Thursday! Twenty-five years ago this month, A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin was first published.

Winter is coming. Such is the stern motto of House Stark, the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to …


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Throwback Thursday: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

It’s Throwback Thursday! Fifty years ago this month, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson was first published.

Maverick author Hunter S. Thompson introduced the world to “gonzo journalism” with this cult classic that shot back up …


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Throwback Thursday: Among the Missing

It’s Throwback Thursday! Twenty years ago this month, Among the Missing by Dan Chaon was first published.

In this haunting, bracing collection, Dan Chaon shares stories of men, women, and children who live far outside the American Dream, while wondering …


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Throwback Thursday: The Fourth Hand

It’s Throwback Thursday! Twenty years ago this month, The Fourth Hand by John Irving was first published.

The Fourth Hand asks an interesting question: “How can anyone identify a dream of the future?” The answer: “Destiny is not imaginable, except …


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Throwback Thursday: Stranger in a Strange Land

It’s Throwback Thursday! Sixty years ago this month, Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein was first published.

Stranger in a Strange Land is the epic saga of an earthling, Valentine Michael Smith, born and educated on Mars, …


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Throwback Thursday: Slammerkin

It’s Throwback Thursday! Twenty years ago this month, Slammerkin by Emma Donoghue was first published.

Born to rough cloth in Hogarth’s London, but longing for silk, Mary Saunders’s eye for a shiny red ribbon leads her to prostitution at a …


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Throwback Thursday: Year of Wonders

It’s Throwback Thursday! Twenty years ago this month, Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks was first published.

When the plague visits an isolated village in the English countryside, a housemaid named Anna Frith emerges as an unlikely heroine and healer. …


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Throwback Thursday: The Day of the Jackal

It’s Throwback Thursday! Fifty years ago this month, The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth was first published.

One of the most celebrated thrillers ever written, The Day of the Jackal is the electrifying story of an anonymous Englishman …


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Throwback Thursday: The Exorcist

It’s Throwback Thursday! Fifty years ago this month, The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty was first published.

The Exorcist remains one of the most controversial novels ever written and went on to become a literary phenomenon. Inspired by a true …


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Throwback Thursday: Animorphs: The Invasion

It’s Throwback Thursday! Twenty-five years ago this month, the first Animorphs book was published.

When Jake, Rachel, Tobias, Cassie, and Marco stumble upon a downed alien spaceship and its dying pilot, they’re given an incredible power … a power they …


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Throwback Thursday: Dead Until Dark

It’s Throwback Thursday! Twenty years ago this month, Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris was first published.

Sink your teeth into the first novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Sookie Stackhouse series—the books that gave life to the …


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Throwback Thursday: The Shadow of the Wind

It’s Throwback Thursday! Twenty years ago this month, The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón was first published.

Barcelona, 1945: A city slowly heals in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, and Daniel, an antiquarian book dealer’s …


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Throwback Thursday: The Lathe of Heaven

It’s Throwback Thursday! Fifty years ago this month, The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin was first published.

In a near-future world beset by war, climate change, and overpopulation, Portland resident George Orr discovers that his dreams have …


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Throwback Thursday: The Fourth Estate

It’s Throwback Thursday! Twenty-five years ago this month, Jeffrey Archer’s The Fourth Estate was first published.

Richard Armstrong narrowly escaped Hitler’s atrocities in Eastern Europe on his courage and his wits—skills that served him well in peacetime. Having turned a …


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